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Venice Carnival Events 2011

The Venice Carnival, with its masked balls and exquisite costumes, is a very important event in every Venetian's calender as they wait for it eagerly all year. St Mark's square, the theatres, and the popular 'campi' are full of locals as well as tourists who come to get a good taste of the culture of Venice with musical, theatrical, acrobatic and dance performances.

Events of Venice Carnival 2011

This year too with two action packed and fun filled weeks, Events of Venice Carnival 2011 will include processions, masquerades, traditional ceremonies, music and all-round festivities among the canals, squares and palaces of this beautiful city. The carnival which is one of the most well known and awaited in the European continent, is happening from 26th Feb to 8th March. The city during the carnival is infested with musicians, acrobats, theatre troupes and merry makers from all over the world.

The carnival, with its tradition of wearing masks has begun in 1268. There have been some ups and downs but the carnival has been an annual affair for the past 25 years. The traditional bauto mask, cloak and tricorn hat were favored because they concealed the identity of their wearers.

Every year the Venice Carnival event is inspired by a new theme. The 2010 Carnival was a popular and exciting one. It provided a mosaic of arts, made up of numerous pieces, with various and entertaining themes: live music, comedy, acrobats, dancing, and costume parades with competitions for the most beautiful masks.

This year too there will be a new theme, a new vision for the city to share and be happy with

The Events of Venice Carnival 2011 are

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  • when: 26 Feb - 8 Mar 2011 (annual)
  • where: Venice
  • cost: Ballo Tiepolo: €490
  • time: Ballo Tiepolo: 8.30pm; Gran Ballo della Cavalchina: 8pm

    Events on 26th FEb 2011


  • Moon Masquerade at the Luna Hotel Baglioni - 6.30 pm
  • Carnival Pub Crawl Venetian Style 6.30 pm
  • Hot Chocolate in Costume - Cafe Lavena Venice 4.00 pm
  • Gala Dinner Carnival Dream - Dandolo Palace Hotel Monaco & Grand Canal Venice 8.30 pm
  • Dîner dansant Le Minuet - Hotel Danieli 4.00 pm
  • Serenissima Grand Ball 9.00 pm
  • Special Carnival Concert - San Vidal

    Events on 27th FEB 2011


  • Carnival Pub Crawl Venetian Style 6.30 pm
  • Lunch "La Colombina"-Hotel Danieli 1.30pm
  • Diner dansant Le Minuet - Hotel Danieli 4.00 pm
  • Hot Chocolate in Costume - Cafe Lavena Venice 4.00 pm
  • The Arlecchino Grand Ball and Commedia dell'Arte

    Events for 28th February 2011


  • Special Carnival Concert - San Vidal - 8.30pm

    Events for 01st March 2011


  • Carnival Pub Crawl Venetian Style 6.30 pm
  • Hot Chocolate in Costume - Cafe Lavena Venice 4.00 pm
  • Special Carnival Concert - San Vidal

    Events for 2nd March 2011


  • Carnival Pub Crawl Venetian Style 6.30 pm
  • Cotillon Hotel Danieli - Hotel Danieli 4.00 pm
  • Special Carnival Concert - San Vidal Read more

    Events for 3rd March 2011


  • Casanova: The pleasure of the senses
  • Carnival Pub Crawl Venetian Style 6.30 pm
  • Ballo Tiepolo - Pisani Moretta Palace - 8.30 pm
  • La Dolce Vita, The Burlesque Grand Ball - Palazzo Pesaro Papafava - 9.00pm
  • Special Carnival Concert - San Vidal

    Events for 4th March 2011


  • Great Baglioni Party 6.30 pm
  • Carnival Pub Crawl Venetian Style 6.30 pm
  • Diner Dansant Le Minuet - Hotel Danieli 9.00 pm
  • Concert and Cocktail - Cà Rezzonico , 6.00 pm
  • Essence of Carnival - Palazzetto Pisani 1.00 pm

    Events for 5th March 2011


  • Il Ballo della Signoria - Villa Foscarini Rossi 8.00 pm
  • Gran Carnival Gala at the Luna Hotel Baglioni 6.30 pm
  • Carnival Pub Crawl Venetian Style 6.30 pm
  • Cotillon Hotel Danieli - Hotel Danieli 4.00 pm
  • Along The Canals In A Gondola - Meeting point at San Marco - calle Vallaresso h 7.00 pm
  • Gala Dinner Carnival Dream - Dandolo Palace Hotel Monaco & Grand Canal Venice 8.30 pm

    Events for 6th March 2011


  • Carnival Pub Crawl Venetian Style 6.30 pm
  • Hot Chocolate in Costume - Gran Cafe Lavena - 4.00pm
  • Diner Dansante Le Menuet - Hotel Danieli, h 9.00 pm
  • The Grand Ball of the Mascheranda - 8.00pm
  • The Merry Widow - 9.00pm

    Events for 7th March 2011


  • Carnival Pub Crawl Venetian Style 6.30 pm
  • Along The Canals In A Gondola - Meeting point at San Marco - calle Vallaresso 7.00 pm
  • Diner Dansante Le Menuet - Hotel Gritti, h 9.00 pm
  • Cotillon Hotel Danieli - Hotel Danieli 4.00 pm

    Events for 8th March 2011


  • Carnival Pub Crawl Venetian Style 6.30 pm
  • Venezia Romantica - Hotel Danieli 9.00 pm
  • The Ball of the Grand Duke - Palazzo Pesaro Papafava - 9.00 pm

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